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HIV/AIDS in Victoria - surveillance report for January 2016. Includes information about new diagnoses, deaths, exposure category, mode of transmission and testing history.
A fantastic new teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, with activities exploring relationships, sexual consent, equity and sexual and reproductive health. Involves a groundbreaking skills development approach to ethical sexual decision-making, at its heart is the concept of care of self, taking care of each other and having an equal say, for all young people. Visit http://www.lovesexrelationships.edu.au/ to view.
Student Sexual Health 101 is an interactive online resource about physical intimacy targeted at young adults who are just getting started learning about their sexuality. The resource offers expert advise on 7 key questions young people face about physical intimacy.
The Annual Surveillance Report has been published each year since 1997. The Annual Surveillance Report provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia and includes estimates of incidence and prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis, by demographic and risk groups, patterns of treatment for HIV and viral hepatitis infection, and behavioural risk factors for HIV and hepatitis C infection.
This resource was written by YPLHIV for YPLHIV about having sex. The book focuses on how to have safe sex with partners living with and without HIV. The manual talks about condom and dental dam use, foreplay, sexual pleasure, sexual rights, disclosure, and relationships.
Hep B is both a Blood Borne Virus (BBV) and a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
This resource was developed in conjunction with State and Territory member groups of AIVL and outlines what the hepatitis B virus is, the difference between chronic and acute infections as well as hepatitis B vaccination and where to get them.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) is an infection caused by certain strains of chlamydia (types L1-L3). This bacteria can infect the genitals or anus and may spread to involve the lymph nodes (glands) of the genital area.
This report details the findings from a 2013 nationwide survey of sexuality and gender diverse Australian secondary school students entitled the Free2Be? project. The name, while also intended to be catchy and easy for young people to remember, was designed to address the fundamental project question for participants: Is school a place where it is safe to be yourself? Are you free to be you?
Don't let the drab cover of this report fool you, the 2013 BBV and STI Surveillance Report provides a great snapshot of the the incidence of and response to sexually transmissible infections and blood borne virus' in Australia.
This report is a partnership between AYAC (Australian Youth Affairs Coalition) and YEAH, to ensure a national consultation process with young Australians aged 15-29 regarding their opinions, experiences and needs around access to sexual health information and education
Condoman (and Lubelicious) are the main characters in a comic book series. The comics are an innovative sexual health education campaign primarily targeting indigenous Australian Communities, raising awareness around STIs and advocating for condom use and sexual health tests.
Get the Facts is a youth focussed sexual health website made by the Western Australian Department of Health. The website offers interactive features including animations, find-a-service, ask-a-question (answered by WA Department of health staff), and the online chlamydia self-risk assessment.
The annual report by the National Centre in HIV Social Research provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of HIV and other STIs in Australia, with a focus on emerging and long term trends.
The 'It's All One' Curriculum, developed by the International Sexuality and HIV Curriculum Working Group is the result of a three year project by a coalition of international sexual and reproductive health organisations. It provides a comprehensive model for rights based education incorporating gender, sexuality, sexual health, STIs and HIV in a holistic, youth friendly manner.
Family Planning Queensland's Teacher Resource Centre is an excellent site with a wealth of information for teachers of sexuality and relationships education. The site is (obviously) focussed on Queensland, but much of the content has broader relevance.